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Discussion in 'Nuisance Algae' started by DudleyD, 19 Sep 2010.

  1. DudleyD

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    Hi
    I have what looks like bryopsis. Can anyone ID?
    Trying the magnesium trick - raising the levels to kill off the algae?

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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Dudley! Could you perhaps try and post a photo of a closer up zoom of the algae? It COULD indeed be bryopsis. BUT, unfortunately, my eye's are not what it is supposed to be - I cannot really make it out from your pic.....
     
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    Hi
    This is the best I can get. Hope you can help:(




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    Hi Dudley - ok - you seem to be 100% spot on, with your ID of Bryopsis.This is what I did to win over the evil crap that is bryopsis:
    - increased my magnesium to +-1400/1500 (using epsom salts)...
    - decreased my feeding - to once every two days....
    - decreased my lighting period to 5 hours a day (for my corals and anemone)
    - upgraded my skimmer to a huge skimmer
    - increased my water changes.....
    - I also "cooked" my live rock (by putting seperate pieces of liverock in a tank containing salt water and a power-head - in the darkness, for a period of about 6 weeks)....

    This all helped me over come this evil....

    Good luck mate! I hope that some of these would help you too!
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Good info from Jacques.
    I would go up to 1650 and maintain it there for about 3 to 4 months.
     
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    Prodibio will sort that stuff out in a month by removing the excess nutrients they feed on
     
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    Tony, which Prodibio product?
     
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    wont a lawnmower blenny go to town on that?
     
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    Update

    Magnesium seems to be working albeit slowly
     
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    great news bud, I am due a visit anyway..........that 3 foot tank is sorted also so will bring it for you!

    The weather is looking good for tuesday, start coughing tommorrow!!!!
     
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    My scopas tang would feast on that
     
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    Hey Magman lekka weather. See you tried to phone will PM you later
     
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    howsit bud, was keen to see if you wanted to go get lr, but the weather is bad still
     
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    going to look like that the whole weekend:(
     
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    Next weekend saturday is my lighties birthday party, maybe the friday.....(cough cough on the thursday)
     
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    feel like cough - cough for the rest of the year. Must win the lotto and do this full time
     
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